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2009

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January is cold, especially when you visit Wisconsin. Jenn earns newfound respect from Tim by running in 8° weather. On the ice. With yaktrax.

JAN

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Tim's friend Cliff Batson comes to take pictures of everyone at Rustici Software. This results in there actually being a picture of Tim.

FEB

Oakley continues her kindergarten year of school, complete with a legendary teacher, Mrs. Gilliland. An important skill she demonstrates? Hula hoop domination.

MAR

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A tradition unlike any other, the Nashville Masters. Tim's high school buddies come in for a golfing battle, and Tim walks away champion with a birdie on the 90th hole. The Champion's Dinner will be at Satco in April 2010.

APR

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Lindy performs beautifully at her Kinderdance demonstration. Tim bows down before the brilliance of her teacher, Miss Donna.

MAY

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June marks the beginning of our 3+ week voyage with two extended families. Duck, NC always includes Jenn and 40 of her closest relatives, see?! Our voyage also includes a ride on an elephant at the Great Circus Parade in Milwaukee.

JUN

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Our gardens overflow! A farmer would laugh at us, but we're up to 12 apple trees, 2 pears, 3 plums, 17 blueberry bushes, 6 blackberries, and piles of tomatoes.

JUL

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The summer of adventure continues... Five Martins plummet from a rope swing into the Harpeth River, with style.

AUG

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A new level of soccer begins for Aspen & Oakley, and they even get to play a game together. Aspen manages to score a fantastic game-tying, last minute goal in one of the few games we don't record. Soccer really is a highlight of the fall for both girls.

SEP

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A journey we started as a family some 15 months earlier is finished. Tim and the "three broomsticks" read all 7 Harry Potter books together. If you don't read aloud to your kids, you should start!

OCT

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Jenn's mom Dianna undergoes surgery for cancer, and everything goes wonderfully. By December, Grammie is laughing away at Oakley's birthday celebration.

NOV

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Jenn's food is featured on various recipe websites, resulting in a 500% increase in traffic to flamingobear.com. As the primary eater, Tim can confirm the attention is merited.

DEC